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Will The Interpol Filter Slow Down Your Internet Connection Speed?

One of the major concerns with the proposed mandatory internet filter from the Labor government was the implications it would have on your connection speed. Various testing showed results that connection speeds languished but Stephen Conroy defended the plan to its dying breath, saying that speeds wouldn’t be affected. Will the new Interpol filter affect your connection?

For those not in the know: Conroy abandoned the government’s mandatory internet filter plan in favour of compelling internet service providers to filter out content from the Interpol blacklist instead.

What’s interesting is that the Interpol blacklist filter had already been implemented by the likes of Optus and Telstra almost over a year ago. None of its customers are able to get to any of the sites on the Interpol blacklist. When customers try, they’re presented with a dead-end that looks like a grey page with the big, scary Interpol logo on it.

So far, there haven’t been any reports of users experiencing slower speeds as a result of the Interpol blacklist. Therefore, at this early juncture, it’s safe to say that you’re not likely to experience any slow-down in your internet connection as a result of the Interpol blacklist filter.

Have you experienced a slow-down on Optus or Telstra directly relatable to the filter?

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